A sandpit built for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations will be open throughout the summer for families to enjoy.

The sandpit in the garden of Didcot Civic Hall was opened on a temporary basis to celebrate 70 years of the Queen’s reign.

The town council plans to eventually move it to Ladygrove park, where it will become a permanent fixture.

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However, until then the council are opening up the sandpit to be used for free throughout the summer.

The sandpit will be open on the following dates between 10am and 5pm:

  • Saturday 23rd July
  • Wednesday 3rd August
  • Wednesday 10th August
  • Saturday 13th August
  • Wednesday 17th August
  • Saturday 20th August

The outdoor bar will also be open where you can purchase soft drinks and snacks.


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

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